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Old 11-25-2013, 07:16 PM
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like you said keep it for summer.i lost 2 trans in different vehicles because the oil froze up and didn't circulate. they put those bypasses in after.
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LOL,i was gonna ask where in hell you lived,but then i seen.
What part of Sask you in.
I came out of the Kindersley area.
Worked up in Wandering River when i was a kid,hit -50F a few times,so yep i know cold.
LOL,hey Calgary's a great place in the winter,them Chinooks are nice.

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The only time i ever took trannies out,was when i was abusing them,lol
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:33 PM
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i am just north of moose jaw. both trans went out just driving down the street. i use synthetic now , it runs a lot cooler and i don't have to worry about freezing up, it pours to -50 or so.
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Just what kind of vehicle were these trannies in?
I've never heard of tranny oil freezing up.
Actually have poured ATF at minus 50,it pours pretty good even at those temps.
Not saying synthetic isn't better,just a little skeptical of your claim the trannies froze up?
Just what do mean by froze up,i've lived in this country for over 50 years,and that's one i've never heard.
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FYI all ATF +4 transmission fluid (what the 545rfe uses) is synthetic.
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1989 caravan, 1994 dakota. both at at least -35, both put on the trans cooler bypass because the oil wouldn't flow anymore. i asked the dealer both times so it wouldn't happen again and that's why they put on the bypass.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:23 PM
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If the oil had quit flowing,how would a bypass valve help you.
The tranny would die in a matter of a mile with no oil flow,long before it warmed up enough for the bypass valve to be of any benefit.
Just how many miles were on these trannies when they let go,and how often had they been serviced?
Next question is,who was telling you the oil had froze?

Thanks Sean,i knew ATF+4 was synthetic,but there's probably a few guys who don't know,and it's always good to give a heads up.
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both had trans coolers and the flow stopped because the coolers would not let the trans warm up. both were replaced under warranty. low and behold you have a bypass on your truck now.
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A wax motor,heard of them,but not familiar with them.
Can you go into a bit of depth on how they work, i'm curious?
Well, I'm no expert, but a wax motor (as I understand it) is basically a small cylinder with a rod sticking out of one end. The cylinder is filled with wax. As the temperature increases, the wax melts and expands, which pushes the rod out. In the case of the cooler bypass, the valve that opens and closes is mounted on the rod (or cylinder itself), so that as the rod gets pushed out, it opens the circuit to allow flow through the cooler.
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^Sounds basically like a thermostat.
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